ESTIMATING MUD CLEANER SCREEN DISCARD

An estimate of the low-gravity solids content of the mud cleaner screen discard can be made by weighing the discard. Since the solids concentration will be around 60% volume, the mud weight will be a reasonable predictor of the low-gravity solids concentration. For lowgravity solids with a specific gravity (SG) of 2.6 and a barite SG of 4.2,

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Arranging And Operating Mud Cleaner

The weighted mud flows to the inlet head section of the desander and/or desilter entering the hydrocyclones for separation of particles. Mud leaving the underflow is further screened with fine mesh to separate larger particles allowing only barite size particles to pass through the screen returning and recovering then the clean mud.

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